A Fixed Mindset Feels Safe, But It’s Dangerous

Learning how to fail is liberating after years of striving for perfection

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When I read Carol S. Dweck’s book Mindset: The New Psychology of Success back in 2016, I found the research unsettling. If you’re familiar with the text, maybe you can guess why. According to Dweck, from an early age, we adopt a certain mindset. For someone with…